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Rivah Visitor's Guide

One Woman's Opinion

Order Mary Buxton’s books
imageLife and love in the rural tidewater area of Virginia is a common thread that runs through nearly all of Mary Wakefield Buxton's books. The push and pull of old and new, North and South, man and woman, life and death, are discovered, illuminated and reflected upon in each of them. Such is the heart and soul of a writer.


“Dog Friends” Help Homeless Dogs
The nicest people I know are members of Middlesex County’s fastest growing organization known as “Dog Friends,” a dog support group. It started last May when five people concerned about homeless dogs in the county met at Virginia Street Café in Urbanna over lunch. The group now numbers 170 members.


Please, Mr. President
imageI don’t suppose anyone in Washington is interested in what One Woman’s Opinion thinks? Especially our ultra-partisan president? No? Maybe? Oh well, “Here’s goes nothing…”


Shell Seekers
The best part about the ocean is the never ending roar of surf. A comforting sound, it eradicates all unpleasant sounds of society—sirens, horns, trucks, radios, TVs, leaf blowers, chainsaws, lawn mowers—the noise of modern day man and his infernal machines.


Reflections on a Near Death Experience
imageParents are steeled for the loss of parents, which is bad enough, but finding yourself at the hospital bedside of a child that is barely managing to hang onto life is beyond imagination. Yet many parents suffer the death of a child. How they find strength to endure such grief is almost beyond imagination.


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